Washington gets best-ever performances from two bowlers


MUSCATINE — Washington High School’s boys and girls bowling teams competed Saturday in the Louisa-Muscatine tournament.

“I was overall pleased with the day,” Washington coach Chad Zear said. “We had two girls throw their best games ever.”

Those two Demons who experienced their high games were Katie Donnolly, who had a game of 207 and Bailey Brown had a 258.

The girls team totaled 2,102 and now has a 3-5 record.

Brown also bowled a 132 for a 390 series. Donnolly added a 102 for a 309 total. Taylor Janecek rolled a 151-97 for a 248. Dawson Schluetter pinned a 143-130 for a 273 total. Taylor Northup rolled a 124-163 for a 287. Rylie Swart had a 91-102 for a 193.

The Baker games were 174, 97, 123, 99 and 102 for a 595 total.

“The boys had five bowlers for this tournament and had a decent day,” Zear said.

Ethan Zieglowsky had games of 233 and 226 for a third-place finish overall in the tournament with a 459. Drake Schluetter had a game of 227. He added a 180 for a 407 total. Riley Lambert shot a 164-179 to total 343. Liam Eldridge scored 113-70 for a 183. Dacota Miller had a 101-88 for a 189.

The Baker games were 140, 139, 144, 146, 148 for a 717 and a total pin count of 2,298.

The boys have a 1-8 mark.

“We have a long way to get to State, but we have some opportunities,” Zear said. “These next few weeks become brutal with the schedule.”

The Demons have only had three dates on the schedule until now but have four dates in a week — at Fairfield Jan. 12, at Keokuk Jan. 15, host Sigourney Jan. 16 and host Mt. Pleasant Jan. 19.

“We have to stay focused and work harder than our opponents,” Zear said.